Opinion: A long history of collective struggle in Maine’s restaurant industry / by Andy O’Brien

Photo: Corey Templeton | Creative Commons via Flickr Originally published in the Beacon: https://mainebeacon.com/ High staff turnover rates in restaurants also make it difficult to maintain worker power to establish organizing committees and maintain it through the long drawn out process of getting workers to sign union cards, winning the secret ballot election and negotiating a contract, asContinue reading “Opinion: A long history of collective struggle in Maine’s restaurant industry / by Andy O’Brien”

Maine News: With Redbank purchase, housing advocates warn of rise of corporate landlords in Maine / by Dan Neumann

Photo: A two-unit residence at Redbank Village in South Portland from the complex’s website. Originally published in the Beacon on July 26, 2022 A few months after property management firm JRK Property Holdings of Los Angeles took over Redbank Village, a 500-unit apartment complex in South Portland where some tenants pay subsidized rent, they beganContinue reading “Maine News: With Redbank purchase, housing advocates warn of rise of corporate landlords in Maine / by Dan Neumann”

Maine News: Chipotle shuts down Augusta restaurant amid unionization campaign / by Evan Popp

Photo: Workers at the Augusta Chipotle | Courtesy Maine AFL-CIO Originally published in the Beacon on July 19, 2022 Workers at a Maine-based Chipotle argue the corporate fast-food chain is engaging in union-busting after the company announced Tuesday it is closing the Augusta restaurant where employees filed to form a collective bargaining unit.  On Tuesday,Continue reading “Maine News: Chipotle shuts down Augusta restaurant amid unionization campaign / by Evan Popp”

Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann

Photo: Climate justice rally in Augusta. | Courtesy of 350 Maine Maine climate activists condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that severely limits the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat climate change and has broader implications for federal authority.  “This case is really about coal companies’ radical agendaContinue reading “Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”